International Fair Trial Day and Ebru Timtik Award 2022

Everyone has the right to a fair trial. Each year in June, we join with international bar associations and human rights groups to celebrate International Fair Trial Day.

This year’s event focuses on Egypt.

It will take place between 17 and 18 June 2022, in Palermo, Italy.

Booking information and the event agenda will be available soon.

Ebru Timtik award – make a nomination

This year, we are looking for individuals and organisations that have shown outstanding commitment and sacrifice in upholding fundamental values related to the right to a fair trial in Egypt.

The deadline for nominations is Monday 16 May 2022.

Email, including:

  • a detailed bio for your candidate
  • a signed letter explaining why your candidate deserves the award

If you’re part of a group of individuals submitting an application, you’ll also need to include a supporting letter from an unrelated external organisation.

Read the selection criteria (PDF 131 KB)

Ebru Timtik

Ebru TimtikEbru Timtik was a Turkish lawyer who died during a hunger strike while in detention, protesting against a lack of fair trial guarantees in her own case and the cases of others in Turkey.

We are a member of the steering committee that organises International Fair Trial Day.

In 2021, the committee introduced a yearly Ebru Timtik Award to recognise an individual or an organisation who has made an exceptional contribution towards securing fair trial rights in the country that International Fair Trial Day is focusing on each year.

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